Daily Report – 8/9/17

Top Stories
Gap in law could be putting security at airports at risk (Atlanta) – WSBTV.com
The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is raising concerns about security at Atlanta’s airport and others across the country because of a gap in the law. (read more)
 
Homeland Security may not be able to hire Trump’s promised 15K agents – KTAR.com
The Homeland Security Department may not have the resources needed to hire the thousands of new agents President Donald Trump has ordered, and even if it could it might not know how to best deploy them. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
America Is Running Out of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs – The New York Times
If within the past few years you received a package, roamed a shopping mall, boarded a plane, train, ferry or cruise ship, went to a major sporting event, ran a marathon, attended a concert, gambled at a casino or visited a tourist attraction, chances are a dog made sure it was safe for you to do so. (read more)
 
Midtown to install first of many security cameras (Harrisburg, Pa.) – ABC27.com
Midtown Action Council says it’s using a $15,000 grant to install the first of multiple security cameras throughout its neighborhood. (read more)
 
Central MN officers will help with Super Bowl security (Minneapolis) – SCTimes
Deputies from the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office will head to Minneapolis this winter to help staff Super Bowl LII. (read more)
 
Congressman touts using technology to create ‘smart wall’ to secure border – SecurityInfoWatch
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd has a far different concept for securing the United States’ border with Mexico than President Trump. (read more)
 
Border wall, agents would get $15B boost under proposed legislation – SecurityInfoWatch
Senate Republicans introduced legislation Thursday that would authorize $15 billion for new border wall construction and technology, the hiring of thousands more Border Patrol and interior enforcement agents, and measures to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. (read more)
 
Surveillance Video Helps Nab Credit Card Thieves (Florence, Tenn.) – SDM
Two men who used a stolen credit card to purchase $900 worth of electronics were caught thanks to surveillance footage of them that was aired on a Shoals CrimeStoppers video, according to the Times Daily of Florence, Tenn. (read more)
 
Village to beef up vandalism surveillance (Baroda, Mich.) – The Herald-Palladium
The Baroda Village Council on Monday voted to have two security cameras installed in the Village Park to help thwart vandalism. (read more)
 
Security upgrades take effect Aug. 9 at Marathon County Courthouse (Wausau, Wis.) – WSAW.com
Security changes at the Marathon County Courthouse take effect on Wednesday. The biggest change the public will notice, is a change to parking and entering the building. The public will only be allowed to enter through the N. 5th Street entrance– the west side of the building facing the mall. (read more)
 
Parks to get surveillance cameras (Hanford, Calif.) – The Sentinel
Two of Hanford’s parks will soon have 24-hour surveillance on them to ward off increasing crime-related activity and vandalism at city-owned parks. (read more)
 
Eyes in the sky appear to help Winnipeg crack down on illegal dumping (Winnipeg, Canada) – CBC News
Big Brother is helping Winnipeg crack down on illegal dumping – but it’s too soon to say whether the city will expand its use of closed-circuit cameras to prevent bulky waste from winding up on public and private property. (read more)
Campus Security
Baylor on cusp of completing external security camera installations (Waco, Texas) – Waco Tribune-Herald
By mid-September, cameras will surround Baylor University’s main campus to improve the quality and speed of criminal investigations, according to the school’s top safety official. (read more)
Transportation Security
TSA sees spike in guns found at airport security checkpoints (Palm Beach County, Fla.)  – WPTV.com
The Transportation Security Administrating is seeing an alarming increase in guns seized at airport security checkpoints. (read more)
Layers of Security – Security Today
The Transportation Security Administration has released a three minute video detailing the layers of security needed to protect travelers from terror attacks, hijackings and other mid-air mayhem associated with security. (read more)
Cyber Security
Credit card chips can fall out, posing a security risk – ABC7Chicago.com
The I-Team uncovered a security problem with the chips added to credit and debit cards to keep consumers safer – they can fall out and put you at risk. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
Apple unveils smart home experiences in its retail stores worldwide – Tech Crunch
Unless you’ve had a chance to try some Apple HomeKit products in someone’s home or apartment, it can be hard to understand how it all works. In order to help with that, Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide. (read more)
Worship Security
Director of bombed mosque says it lacks security cameras (Bloomington, Minn.) – Post Bulletin
A Minnesota mosque that was bombed over the weekend doesn’t have outside security cameras that could have captured what happened, its executive director said Monday. (read more)
Security Industry
ASIS 2017 announces ‘Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day’ – SecurityInfoWatch
ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today reaffirmed its commitment to the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place with the announcement of the Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Day, taking place on Wednesday, September 27 during the 63rd ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) in Dallas, TX. This program will focus on preparing law enforcement, military personnel and first responders for dealing with some of the most pressing challenges today, including sessions focused on active shooters, radical extremist attacks, workplace violence, investigations, surveillance and more. (read more)

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